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General Discussion / Re:Firefox
« on: February 13, 2003, 10:23:09 PM »
Thank you.  It helps immensely.  :-*

General Discussion / Re:Firefox
« on: February 13, 2003, 04:05:59 AM »
Man I am SO late with this thread but i had to put in my $.02 worth.

I love this film.  It was the first Eastwood film I saw at the theater and as an impressionable young boy at the time the entire 3rd act with the aircraft just left a much lasting impression on me that has stuck to this day.  A lot of people are hung up on character development, vulnerabilities, emotionalism, etc., but I just think the scenes with the aircraft are way cool.

When is this thing coming out on DVD?  I still haven't heard anything about it.  I asked the video stores and they didn't know what I was talking about.  I have the same question about City Heat.  I seem to be the only member of this board who likes these films.  Eastwood comedy at its finest. ;D ;D

General Discussion / Re:What films they offered but he did not do them
« on: February 12, 2003, 11:37:38 PM »
I was making a joke there Smithy. I was being sarcastic, yet again. Maybe I should stop being sarcastic, because obviously no one can ever tell. ;)

It's all good, Nighty.  I was halfway joking myself.  I remember in the Rocky movies that she was a bit shorter than he was and I half jokingly suggested that they put him on a footstool or something to make him look taller. ;D  I will stop this thread hijack now.

General Discussion / Re:What films they offered but he did not do them
« on: February 12, 2003, 01:05:42 AM »
A red haired Superman or a 5 foot Superman? Eesh!! :o

Stallone is 5 foot tall?  How tall is Talia Shire, 3 foot 8?

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer
« on: January 29, 2003, 05:10:31 AM »
I think of Enforcer as the weakest of the series.  By that I mean slight on action and more focused on character development (Harry's reaction to a female partner, Moore trying to gain Harry's respect).  But it has my favorite scene of any DH...the Tiffany's scene where he beats the bloody blue hell out of the pimp and the bouncer.

General Discussion / Re:What films they offered but he did not do them
« on: January 29, 2003, 05:04:55 AM »
If I recall correctly, he was also on the list for Superman (1978) along with Redford and Stallone but the Salkinds eventually went with the (then) unknown Chris Reeve.

Ahhhh..NOOOO! Other ideas? I love this idea. Personally, I'd like to see this game continue. I don't see why we necessarily need to stop it. What does everyone else think? I thought it was a brilliant idea, and it really adds a lot to the board. We all get to know each other a bit better, the questions are fun and interesting, and it gives us all something to think about :) Unless it really is becoming difficult for everyone to keep up or there's a general consensus that the originality is wearing away, I'd be up for keeping the game going!  ;D Who's with me?  :D

Other ideas?  There's a game I started in the trivia forum called complete the scene that not too many have looked at yet.  Check it out if you haven't already and if you like, jump in!

Trivia Games / Re:Complete the scene!
« on: January 25, 2003, 06:19:32 AM »
I guess my idea wasn't interesting enough KC.  Sorry!

To continue:

Briggs Is it your job to harass and incite an old man into a heart attack?

Harry My job is to investigate homicide.  That old man happened to be one of the biggest crime lords on the west coast.  How the hell was I supposed to know he was going to vapor-lock?

Briggs But you hoped he would.

Harry The Doker case was mine.  It was at a standstill.  I was just trying to break it loose.

Briggs Sure, with threats and intimidation.

Harry Any way possible.

Anyone care to continue.  ANYONE?

:) One for Smith&Wesson44...Welcome aboard!  :D
I read your post about character continuity in Dirty Harry films, so I'd like to know who you think is the best character from those films, other than Harry, and why ("best" for whatever reason you like - your personal favourite, best actor/actress, or most interesting character)?

Oh, let's see how philosophical this is for you... ;D
I hope this is a good answer for you.

My favorite "character" in all the DH films is...

The Smith & Wesson Classic Model 29 .44 Magnum.  The blue steel, 8 3/8 inch barrel work of art.

Yes , it is an inanimate object, but I can't think of a more powerful object of symbolism in any film of the genre.   I look at the gun as a character.   Think of what it represents:  power.

The power of Harry over the criminal.  The .44 is where the power lies, it's the great equalizer.  When the bad guy is staring straight down the business end of the cannon, he knows that his days as a criminal are over, one way or the other, with him either in a jail cell or a body bag.  The .44 represents what I, the ordinary citizen, can only wish to do what Harry does.  Protect the innocent and run the hoods out of town.  To quote a line from Sudden Impact, "It's the one constant in an ever changing universe."  It's always there, always ready, to put the thugs down.

Now my questions:
Lilly:  What (or who) first turned you on to Eastwood films?

Matt:  You are a cop in the Dirty Harry universe.  You are assigned to be his new partner.  How long will you live? ;D

General Discussion / Re:First Eastwood films you saw at the theater
« on: January 24, 2003, 12:46:16 AM »
Firefox.  I think I was 5 or 6 y/o.

Questions & Answers / Re:What's NOT on dvd
« on: January 24, 2003, 12:42:03 AM »
Little bit off topic...sorry for the slight thread hijack.

The ones I have on DVD and video:

Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
Sudden Impact
Dead Pool
City Heat
Kelly's Heroes
For a Few Dollars More
Fistful of Dollars
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Pale Rider
Escape from Alcatraz
Outlaw Josey Wales

Trivia Games / Complete the scene!
« on: January 24, 2003, 12:32:35 AM »
Alright, the newbie is gonna start a game!  This is something I've done before in film buff chatrooms and it's pretty fun.  It's called Complete the Scene.  I start with the first line of dialogue from a particular scene.   Then someone else comes in with the next line and so on until the scene is completed.  If everyone is stumped then I'll post the next line to push it along.  If this has been done before here, then disregard this whole thing and call me a moron! :P
What gets really interesting is when an entire film is quoted.  Maybe I'll do that one of these days.

Here goes:

In more than 30 years of police work this has got to be the single most outrageous transgression of authority I ever heard about.  What the hell did you think you were doing?

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Favourite Harry movie?
« on: January 24, 2003, 12:14:12 AM »
My list:

Dirty Harry
Sudden Impact
The Enforcer
Magnum Force
Dead Pool

Questions & Answers / Re:Character continuity question
« on: January 24, 2003, 12:10:02 AM »
Hey thanks for the welcome.  I'll just chalk it up to one of those mysteries of the universe that will forever be unsolved. ;D

Questions & Answers / Character continuity question
« on: January 23, 2003, 07:18:17 AM »
New guy to the forum here.

I have a question that's been burning a hole in my head for ages now.  Here goes:

In Magnum Force, Hal Holbrook plays Lt. Briggs.  In The Enforcer, Brad Dillman plays Capt. McKay.  In Sudden Impact, Brad Dillman plays Capt. Briggs.  Coincidence? Mistake?  Purposeful?  The guy who plays Lt. Bressler stays the same, as does the guy who plays Lt./Capt. Donnelly.  Just a little confusing to me.  And don't even get me started on Al Popwell consistently coming back from the dead to play a different character every time.

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